This is my daughter Shaina and her baby (my grandson) Sawyer.
She got married on September 24th of 2016. 9 months and 6 days later she had her first and her last baby.
6 weeks later during her post partum check up she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctors initially told us it was localized to the breast.
After 6 days and other tests they told us it was in her bones and her liver. It was stage 4.
I work as a handyman/painter/roofer/whatever it takes "er"
The only place that seemed willing to try and save her life was Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Anyone else that was going to accept her as a patient was resigned to the fact that she was going to die. They could "extend her life with some chemo but that's it"
I had cancer when I was 13 my wife had it when she was 36.
We are hoping and praying that in spite of the fact that she inherited a predisposition to cancer from us maybe she inherited a predisposition to beating cancer too.
The cost of her treatment is covered for the most part by her husband's insurance through work.
They are living with us. It was going
One of us, usually my wife, drives Shaina to and from her treatments at the Goodyear ACTA 3-4 times a week(50 miles round trip) and The other one, usually me, stays home with the baby.
The husband has to work to keep the insurance. Even when we are not going to and from the Cancer Center Shaina needs almost constant care.
This has decimated us financially. I try to work when I can but my jobs are constantly hampered by the unpredictable nature of the disease and all the different times I am called home or need to stay home because something is going wrong or there is a new appointment or she needs to be seen immediately.
We are buried in bills and my ability to come up with just enough to keep the lights on and food available is fading fast.
The only car we have is in danger of being repossessed. All the bills are way past due.
She is the sweetest kid I have ever known. We lost our first baby Leah to SIDS. Shaina showed up a couple years later and helped us heal.
Any help that can be given would be appreciated more then anyone could imagine. And repayed when possible.
Thank You for reading.
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